Collection by Erika Heet

Ways to Dine Alfresco


Spring is finally here, bringing more opportunities to hit the terrace for meals. Here are 11 of our favorite ways to set up for modern outdoor dining.

Monory’s friends, the Leclercs, join her for an alfresco meal on the patio.
In the dining room, which opens to the backyard terrace, original tilework on the floors and walls complement decidedly...
The Mourtzouchoses entertain constantly, which means that food is rarely far from anyone’s mind.
Life at the Plane House is all about relaxing and hanging out with friends for co-owner and Athenian Achilleas...
The architects discreetly sunk a pool into the roof terrace of the old corral.
Guests arrive and gather around the pool, a necessity with Borrego Springs's hot summers.
Inspired by an apartment created in the 1930s by Le Corbusier, architect Michael Herrman renovated an 18th-century...
The couple often dine on the patio off the kitchen, warmed by a fireplace from Spark Modern Fires.
The indoor-outdoor Grand Plié sofa and Piaffé table, which the couple designed for Driade, perfectly suit the...
Outside on the deck, one-year-old Mary and three-year-old Finbar enjoy a snack at the kid-size table and chairs Michael...
The couple’s family and housemates celebrate the completion of the studio.